There are a ton of conventions coming up this Summer and Autumn. Many of the meetups are looking to transform themselves into full blown events. All of them release streams of exciting news for everyone to chew on. At the same time though, a good amount of you may not be able to attend, and we here at EQD do not want to bombard you with convention updates you aren't interested in.
So it's time to do what we do best here; turn it into a compilation! Each Friday night, we will be organizing the convention news of the week into a single post. I've talked to a couple of people working on these events, and they seem to agree that this is a good route to take.
The format may change, but what you see here is what these should look like. If there isn't any news, it will be skipped. If something is urgent, we still have Nightly Roundups for those, so feel free to request a slot in there instead, or both.
To convention organizers: Please submit news a day in advance, the same way nightly roundups work.
New this week:
- Midwestria Convention Announced!
- Bronycon Announces Lee Tockar (Steven Magnet / Snips) Attendance
- Trotcon 2012 Announced!
- Canterlot Gardens Registration Now Open! 3-day And 1-day Passes Now Available
- Everfree Northwest's New Guest + Other Updates! (Video Embed Included!)
All Releases Found after the break!
Midwestria Convention Announced
Announcing Midwestria, September 14th-16th at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL!
St. Charles, IL - March 26th, 2011 - Midwest Brony Division and Kollision, Inc. are proud to announce their latest event, Midwestria.
Midwestria will be held on September 14th-16th at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL. Pheasant Run boasts 48,000 sq. ft. of space for amazing fan and guest-run panels, games, contests, amazing events and, of course, plenty of sing-a-longs. We'll also have a sizable Artist Alley and Exhibit Hall where you can pick up new merch and works from your favorite artists.
To put the cherry on the cupcake, we'll be hosting a Grand Galloping Gala in all it's fabulous splendor and exciting outdoor events, such as the Iron Pony Competition and Running of the Leaves!
Make sure to keep an eye on www.midwestria.org for all of the up-to-date information on registration, events, guests and special promotions. You can also join in the conversation on the Midwestria forums at www.midwestria.org/forums and the Midwestria facebook at www.facebook.com/midwestria
We look forward to seeing everypony there!
Bronycon Announces Lee Tockar (Steven Magnet / Snips) Attendance
Greetings, My Little Ponies!
We at BronyCon are pleased to announce that Lee Tockar, the voice of Steven Magnet and Snips, will be in attendance at BronyCon June 2012! Lee has done voice work for a number of animated productions- Most notably his work with the Mobile Suit Gundam, Sonic the Hedgehog, Megaman, and Stargate franchises. BronyCon is delighted to add such a talented voice actor to our summer lineup, and we can't wait to see you all this June!
Stay tuned for more announcements from BronyCon!
Trotcon 2012 Announced !
Attention bronies from Ohio and beyond! Mark your calendars for July 21 and 22, and get ready to head to Columbus for a glorious weekend of flights of Equestrian fancy. The infamous Ohio Bronies group has exploded from little meetups of 20 or 30 people into a full-scale convention. TrotCon 2012 will be held at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University. Pre-registration is a mere $20 and will get you full access to a plethora of exciting content that we have planned. This convention will be by, for, and about fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and we will be featuring a number of well-known names in the fandom, including the notorious Argembarger, two of the administrators of the Ponycraft Minecraft server, and many more to come. Keep a watch on the convention website at TrotCon.com as we continue to announce all the so many much things that will make your wings rise!
TrotCon 2012 - July 21-22 - The Ohio Union, Columbus, OH
Canterlot Gardens Registration Now Open! 3-day And 1-day Passes Now Available.
It is official! Canterlot Gardens has now opened it's gates for pre-registration!
Click here to reserve your space in the Gardens
Canterlot Gardens is being held at the Holiday Inn at Cleveland-Strongsville, Ohio on September 28th-30th. Pre-con badge pickup will be available on the evening of Thursday, September 27th.
In addition to our already confirmed guest of honor, devteam Mane 6; We are now able to confirm that popular musician Tarby will also be in attendance at the Gardens for both panels and a musical performance!
Registration costs $35 dollars for a 3-day pass, and $15 dollars for each individual daily pass. In addition to this, kids under the age of 13 get in free with the paid admission of their adult guardian.
Canterlot Gardens is focused on being a community-driven event revolving around true friendship. We look forward to meeting each one of you this September!
Everfree New Guest + Other Updates!
Over here at Everfree Northwest, we are proud to announce a very special community guest! Flying in all the way from Trottingham (ahem, the UK), AcousticBrony is officially heading to Everfree to hang with all you bronies and play a set or two of epic pony tunes! Note that this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to musical talent at Everfree, so keep an eye out for many more names in the coming weeks as the convention nears!
Badges are still available, so be sure to grab yours while you can:
Check us out around the net!